Home accessories with a nautical flair.



Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor Decorating Store

For absolutely everything "Freshwater Decor" head to Anchor Cottage. Located in Uptown Suttons Bay Michigan, Anchor Cottage carries Pine Cone Hill bedding, Dash & Albert rugs, Emma Bridgwater tabletop, Crabtree & Evelyn bubble bath. Gifts and antiques with a nautical flair. We do special orders and shipping all over the United States. E-mail us at shop@anchorcottage.net. Can't wait to hear from you!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Vote For Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor!!

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Thank you!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Which Bedroom Are You ?

Hydrangea Hill Cottage
Found on hydrangeahillcottage.blogspot.com
Lovely cottage bedroom
Found on gailclaridge.com
Found on flickr.com
Guest Room
Found on indulgy.com
Farmhouse Style
Found on countryliving.com
Love the idea of the roman blind matching another fabric in the room.
Found on shelterness.com
Found on decor8blog.com

There are as many bedrooms as there are personalities on the planet! I think it's because it is where we place our most personal pieces of life's choices. Material, emotion and our innermost needs are laid out where we are most comfortable with ourselves. Thus, reflected in our bedroom decor is our need to feel cohesive within. Whether we need a lot of space surrounding us with minimalist features or the deep and soft cosiness of  layers upon layers of feathers and fluff. What we use in our life to cope with the obtrusive world is here in our bedrooms. While I find a feature that I like in each bedroom, above,  I am most drawn to the bed with Geraniums! It seems to complete my sense of garden, clear color and softness. To let you in on a little piece of my inner personality, I make my bed every morning because I like how it looks and I leave my bedroom and start my day with a twinkle of contentment in my thoughts

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sunny In The Holler

Hello out there!
 Today is a sunny and bright, three degrees below zero, day in Hoot's Holler!

With all the sunshine coming through the windows the colors just come alive. We know that nothing pleases Miss Anchor Cottage more than colors.

A bird and a Primrose on my kitchen windowsill. 

A sunny perch for reading.

Finally got my nose out of my taxes and looked up to see all my favorite colors looking down at me!

Amazing what a little sunshine can do to raise your spirits! 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Feel The Love

Found on eddieross.com
Quatrine Custom Furniture - Slipcovered Entry Chair
Found on quatrine.com
Found on eddieross.com
19th C. Antique French Wingback Bergere Chair She's a grand old dame but would look great in a casual setting too.
Found on 1stdibs.com
Scrappy heart banner. Love the different colors!
Found on kathyscottage.blogspot.com
Flowers for free..... a hedgerow arrangement picked from an English country lane
Found on ana-rosa.tumblr.com
oh pretty bed.
Found on bhg.com

Saturday morning Valentine's Day wishes!

 Snowing and blowing here in the holler.
 Nine degrees and white out!
 So I am loving all these happy colors found on pinterest. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Favorite Winter Sport

Sitting in front of my sewing machine and looking out over my Queendom, while sewing, is my winter sport!

The pillows are all lined up waiting for me to take them into the shop! "Take me, no take me first....no I don't want to go I like it here!" "Outta here, pillows, before I become attached and you head downstairs and on my own couch!"

Cabin fever time of year!

Not a load of snow but below 20 degrees and cloudy is the average day. I need to make brighter pillows!
 Yellow sounds good!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Buying For Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor

Just finished unpacking a buying spree for Anchor Cottage. Now to invoice and price each piece. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

That Funny Green....

Found on decoholic.org
Found on thegiftsoflife.tumblr.com
lopi sweater
Found on ep.yimg.com
fabulous fabric #chair
Found on wonderfulpalmettolife.tumblr.com
Photo Credit: Audra Melton. A sideboard in an Atlanta home. <br><b><em><a href="http://gardenandgun.com/article/trail-silver-thief"target="_blank">>Read the full article here</a></em></b></br>
Found on gardenandgun.com

What caught my eye, this week, was this funny color of green.
 It has a little blue and a small amount of black in the mix.
 So far I have painted a bookcase and wicker table in this color.
 It seems to work with warm woods, bright pink and the naturals, lopi wool and barn wood!
 The coral wall and the indigo chair, in the Matisse painting, complements this funny green!
 What would you name this paint color? 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Venus And The Moon

First shot was the best shot, just pulled the camera up to my nose and held my breath.Then I clicked the shutter.

Caught them off the top of our ridge from down in the holler directly west. 

The star and the planet felt so near and gone so quick, as in a "blink of an eye" or the speed of the camera lens, so to say.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sewing Under The Eaves

In the planning stages.

Two are finished and two are ready to go!

It feels like I am sewing under a tent!

Small cushions for children's chairs.

Third pair of pillows still in the planning stage.

The sun is shining through the window and all the fabric patterns and colors are so cheerful!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Funday!

A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.
Found on besimplyorganized.blogspot.com
Cute cute chair!!!
Found on etsy.com
Red Tole Trays
Found on vignettedesign.blogspot.com
Punkin's Patch
Found on myfavoritesheep.blogspot.com
Floral-Pattern Fringe Hobo Bag by Marni at Bergdorf Goodman.
Found on bergdorfgoodman.com

I find myself leaning toward the yellow and red more often than not!
In my next life I want to weave in front of the fire on a chilly afternoon and get lost in the technique 
Working on the store decor, sketching out my plans and finding I have lots to do!

Time to take a break and put a fire in the fireplace.
Happy Sunday to you.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Orson Welles In Macbeth C.1948

Orson Welles in Macbeth c.1948
Found on arielcruz26.tumblr.com

 Anchor Cottage is open tomorrow from 11-5!
 Pine Cone Hill and Tradition Linens are half price!

I will be counting inventory Saturday afternoon,
 so come in and buy yourself some new bedding for 50% off! 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What To Buy At Treillage

Christmas Eve and we are snuggled in at the Evelyn Hotel listening to the rain. I say to Steve, "Steve darling did you look up the hours for Treillage on the computer?" He said, "yes dear they are open until 6:00 today." "Will you call and make sure, please." To make a long story short, they were open until 1:00 on Christmas Eve and we had to bust out of bed and hail a taxi to take us to 418 East 75th Street. We made it with 45 minuets to spare!  What to buy at Treillage? A clay canister made just for Treillage, a book about their good friend, Furlow Gatewood and a Blackburnian Warbler! The man behind the counter wrapped it for us and threw in a copy of Serendipity for us to read the article written about Bunny Williams and John Rosselli's "Oasis In The City". What I really wanted to buy, but was too heavy, 4 pieces of firewood cast in cement! They were pretty clever! 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Softly Elegant This Week

Bedroom Decorating Ideas: Cottage Chic
Found on ivillage.com
The Enchanted Home: Building a blue and white collection.....and a blue and white giveaway!
Found on theenchantedhome.blogspot.com
No-one does embellishment quite like Chanel...  #chanel
Found on style.com
Found on tumblr.com
B. Davis Interiors
Found on flickr.com
In Pink....
Found on fashionknit.tumblr.com
happy embroidery 2015 by yumiko higuchi
Found on yumikgohiguchi.blog105.fc2.com
Savannah London
Found on savannahlondon.com
"You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible." - Deepak Chopra
Found on chopra.com

In the depths of the cold, gray season, comes a feeling of rebirth, just below the frostline. Finding a soft formal approach to style and letting it slowly come to bloom. Taking time to use your manners in the creating of the spring design as the sun moves back around.  These are the thoughts deep in my artistic soul today.